Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970-2005

Before You Know It Prose Poems Prose Poems from years with a forward by Mark Rylance

  • Title: Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970-2005
  • Author: Louis Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780979312823
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Prose Poems from 35 years with a forward by Mark Rylance

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    • After reading a handful of my poems, Louis Jenkins once suggested that maybe I should read more poetry before I tried my hand at writing it. So clearly I appreciate his work more than he appreciates mine. This collection spanning 35 years reveals a consistently wry point-of-view rooted in the domestic and everyday. Prose poetry is a flexible form ideal for these worthwhile observations.


    • I was recommended to read _An Almost Human Gesture_ but couldn't find a copy, so I picked up this one instead, which contains poems from that period-- the book is arranged by blocks of years instead of by books, so I am guessing a little here, but I think I can guess which poems were in that other volume-- though the phrase itself appears too early for that to totally work (the book came out in 88, the phrase appears in the section 1970-87). Maybe I was wrong?Anyhow, I found myself a lot more dr [...]


    • I can honestly say this is the best book of poetry I've ever read, as it's the only book of poetry I've ever read cover to cover. Mark Rylance's Tony acceptance speech for his role in the Broadway revival of "Boeing Boeing" turned me on to Louis Jenkins, as the entirety of the speech was "The Back Country."Each bit of prose - never longer than a page - wraps you into a world that is both utterly ordinary and endlessly riveting. No matter if you are from the middle of nowhere or the middle of eve [...]


    • Jenkins writes small vignettes and observations with a wry sense of humor. Delightful in their way, but not really the sort of thing I'd return to again and again, which for me is one of the litmus tests of poetry. I did take a couple of his prose poems to craft mimic poem exercises that I think will be good for my 9th graders, so I certainly appreciate that, but I don't see seeking out more Louis Jenkins to read.



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